But countrymen, I do believe we have found one cause behind which all can rally: Nobody wants a Princess Bride remake.
A recent Variety story about Princess Bride producer Norman Lear’s new deal with Sony first introduced this hypothetical possibility.
Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra told Variety, “We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show.’ Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride.”
(Lear produced several films through his company Act III Productions, including Princess Bride and Fried Green Tomatoes.).
Even Ted Cruz, who has often deployed pop-culture references in an apparent attempt at likability, got in on the Princess Bride commentary train, tweet-shouting, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
(Let it be known that Vanity Fair is not taking sides in this admittedly dogged debate, nor will we snitch-tag any Princess Bride haters here.
Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s. »